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ALB 2023 How to Land A Public Art Contract

Fri, Aug 18 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Navigating the Public Art Application Process

Fee: $10

Get your artwork purchased and displayed through a public art program! This is an excellent career boost for artists, but applying for a public art project can be challenging, especially the first time.

  • Learn about local public art programs
  • Master the process of submitting a successful application
  • Understand how applications are juried
  • Navigate the online application process

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Requests for scholarship may be considered, please notify Neema Pickett, when you register for the class, or no later than 72 hours prior to your class, so that WESST can make sure necessary accommodations are available. All programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Speaker(s): Kent Swanson is the Public Art Project Coordinator for Bernalillo County. He holds a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from UNM and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from Occidental College. Swanson also served as a Municipal Development Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2002-2004. He has worked both locally and internationally on projects ranging from community and natural resources planning to supporting and promoting the visual arts. Meredith Doborski, as a Public Art Program Director, Meredith works with local and regional artists to enrich New Mexico communities through the purchase and commission of innovative and diverse public art. Committed to strengthening the community through the arts, Meredith has dedicated her career to nonprofit and community-based work. With a background as a visual artist, art educator, and graphic designer Meredith utilizes her skillset to make arts more accessible to New Mexicans. Meredith holds a BFA in Print Media and an MA in Art Education

Co-Sponsor(s): Sherri Brueggemann, MPA, Sherri Brueggemann is the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement, Division Manager. She holds a Masters from UNM's School of Public Administration with emphasis in arts and cultural policy. Sherri was a founding member of the American for the Arts Public Art Network and served on the PAN Council from 2000-2002. She is also a former printmaker, special events coordinator, winery owner and adjuncts faculty at the University of New Mexico's College of Fine Arts, Arts Management Program. Sherri has served as a board member for numerous arts, cultural and civic non-profit organizations in the Southwest, including the New Mexico Route 66 Association and the Albuquerque Arts Alliance. She served on the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Arts and Cultural Industries Economic Impact Study, the Downtown MainStreet Arts and Cultural District Steering Committee, the Cultural Directors' Tourism Steering Committee, and Ambassadors for Spaceport America. Neema Pickett, WESST WBC

Please Note: THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED IN PERSON ONLY. This training class will be delivered in English.

Fee: $ 10.00

Payment will be processed via after you complete your registration. Limited coupon codes are available upon request.

Phone: 505-246-6900


WESST Albuquerque Women's Business Center - AMG Events
WESST Enterprise Center
AB Potter Meeting Room 2nd Floor
609 Broadway Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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